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Comparison of the Nucleotide Sequences of Cucumber Mosaic Virus and Brome Mosaic Virus

Murthy, MRN (1983) Comparison of the Nucleotide Sequences of Cucumber Mosaic Virus and Brome Mosaic Virus. In: Journal of Molecular Biology, 168 (3). pp. 469-475.

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Abstract

Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) and brome mosaic virus (BMV) are isometric plant viruses. Although biologically distinct, they share many common chemical properties. An analysis of the partial genomic RNA sequence available for these two viruses reveals that they are evolutionarily related. Different segments of the genome exhibit different evolutionary rates. The coat proteins, which serve as carriers of genetic material, possess little or no homology. In contrast, the 3a proteins show over 35% homology. The non-coding regions of the genome also exhibit extensive but variable homology suggesting the functional importance of the nucleic acid.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Molecular Biophysics Unit
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:46
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/14460

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